Eria javanica – 365 days of orchids – day 1112

We have a lovelt species flowering today that is another we found in Sarawak. Eria javanica sounds as if it should be endemic to Java but is actually found through the Eastern Himalayas from Sikkim eastwards, South East Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The species is reported growing from sea level up to 1200m and […]


Maxillaria sophronitis small form – 365 days of orchids – day 1111

I posted the standards form of Maxillaria sophronitis last month but this clone is so distinct that it deserves its own day on 365 days. The species is found from 750m to 1500m altitude and so we grow it in both our Warm Americas and our Cool America sections.The small form seems harder to flower […]


Platystele stenostachya – 365 days of orchids – day 1110

Yesterday’s small growing scarlet orchid (Cattleya coccinea) seemed to go down well so how about a much smaller orange flowered orchid with really tiny flowers. Later today we will launch our votes for Orchid of the Year 2019 and will have several categories to add interest. One category will be miniature orchids and the criteria […]